snoworsummer (1025) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle at Brewer’s Alley. Pours clear dark red brown. Has some tart acidic bite to it. Tastes like bananas, bubblegum, and spices. Smells like cider, cranberries, grapes.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy, beige head. Aroma is bread and cookie malts, figs, plums, floral hops, and light spice. Flavor matches the nose with dry, bready malts dominating with good dark fruit esters, floral hops, and light toffee; dry finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
MadRobin (1403) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample poured from 12 oz. bottle at a Brewer's Alley Beer Pairing Dinner at a Frederick Keys/Potomac Nationals class A baseball game at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, MD.
Opaque, cola color with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt. Aroma is fairly mild and not complex.
Taste of dark fruit, roasted malt and coffee.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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strongpieman (1317) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark copper color, no head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Malty sweetness with a lasting finish.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed this beer on draft at the brewpub. It had a dark brown-copper color with a deep dark ruby red hue and was somewhat clear with a smaller foamy white head with short retention and lower lacing and cling. Its aroma had an earthy-floral hops blend with some lighter caramel and candy notes, and a touch of raisin. The taste was a lightly sweet mix of malty caramel and raisin along with a light earthy bitter-sour blend. The body was quite wet with a medium mouthfeel and thickness, featuring low to average carbonation and a somewhat creamy and smooth effect.
AxlLives (281) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle - pours dark brown, with scarlet highlights, small-medium head, fizzy, like cola. Beautiful aromas of candied brown sugar, chocolate malts, and sweet raisins and plums. Tastes of nice roasted nuts, dates, plums, and hint of vanilla maple. Mid-palate bitterness of hops with a nice finish. Vanilla on the tongue. Creamy milk chocolate. Nice brew.